After waiting for almost a year to get my hands on this volume, it turned out to be nothing more than sketches and Watercolors. If I know Sargent's career, he stopped doing portraits around 1900 and concentrated more on watercolor and studies from life. If that's the case, then this volume makes sense. What I cannot understand is how certain Watercolors from this period where left out. True there are some 'new' works which I have never seen before, and God knows what else might crop up in future, but others where completely left out.
To put it simpler, if you are into Watercolors (Sargent's in particular) then get this volume. If not, think twice.
Even if it is not the best in the series, this latest addition to a wonderful catalogue raissonne (may it never end) offers many pleasures. No Sargent fan will want to miss out. Sadly it must all end soon but both Mr Ormond and Ms Kilmurray deserve our thanks for this monumental series.